Laurine Seymour's Profile
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Hello, My Name is Laurine and I have been sewing for over 25 year. I started out making rugs from recycled t shirts. After a while I could not find enough in a 60mile radius and was forced to find new sources. AT this point my rugs are made from USA organic cotton fabric and factory 2nd t shirts.
The rugs have become popular and I have about 40+ orders at any given time. The rugs are made from recycled t shirts that are purchased from local Charities, like churches and Salvation Army. The shirts are washed and cut in my home. About 1/3 of the shirts have to be dyed. I use a water based dyes. I also have added more and more organic fabrics. I prefer using USA organic cotton, if I can get it.
The shirts are cut into strips and braided by hand. I then sew them together with…
- Joined November 15, 2009